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Jun 24, 2009

Denmark causes chaos at whaling meeting

International Whaling Commission meeting, Portugal: WSPA and fellow NGOs are calling on the United States and European Union nations to oppose a Danish proposal to kill 10 humpback whales a year.

Jun 18, 2009

Loud and clear ‘No’ to coastal whaling deal

So far over 67,600 people from 63 countries have signed WSPA’s letter calling for ‘no deal on cruelty’ at the 61st meeting of the International Whaling Commission. The vote on Japanese coastal whaling takes place next week.

Jun 17, 2009

New ‘one-stop-shop’ for farm animal welfare

WSPA is pleased to be involved in a new internet portal providing the latest information to help improve the welfare of livestock, launched by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Jun 17, 2009

Thousands of dogs suffer needless cull

Over 36,000 dogs have been killed in China. This kneejerk reaction to reported human rabies cases ignores evidence that humane dog vaccinations are the only effective way to combat this disease.

Jun 16, 2009

Egyptian pig cull: update and next steps

There continue to be conflicting reports on the situation in Egypt regarding the culling of pigs. WSPA visited Cairo last week to assess the situation.

Jun 11, 2009

Countdown to world’s first bonobo release

From Sunday, WSPA will accompany a group of orphaned bonobos on a historic journey back to the wild. This is the first ever attempt to reintroduce our closest ape relation to their natural habitat.